Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Directory Synchronization

If you use Exchange with other messaging systems such as Notes, you must maintain at least two directories for address information. The Notes connector provides a way to synchronize and maintain address information for both systems. By using directory synchronization, you can synchronize changes to addresses in either system manually at any time or at predetermined times.

After directory synchronization is complete, the address lists from both systems are adjusted to reflect any changes since the last synchronization cycle.

Synchronizing Information With Multiple Lotus Notes/Domino Servers

You must periodically synchronize the Exchange and Notes directories to ensure that messages are delivered successfully to recipients in each environment. If your Notes domain contains several servers, you can simplify the directory synchronization process.

When you configure the Lotus Notes/Domino bridgehead server, use Names.nsf (the Notes Name and Address Book) as the target Name and Address Book. This ensures that Exchange addresses are replicated automatically to other Lotus Notes/Domino servers in the domain. You can also use Names.nsf as the source Name and Address Book. This ensures that Notes addresses are replicated automatically to Active Directory.

If you use another name for the target Name and Address Book, you must create (or include) the target Name and Address Book in the Master Address Book for the Notes domain, or you must set up cascading address books. For more information, see the Lotus Notes documentation.

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